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2014-05-05 10:19:35

Findings and Significance: During breast-tissue development, a transcription factor called SLUG plays a role in regulating stem cell function and determines whether breast cells will mature into luminal or basal cells. Studying factors, such as SLUG, that regulate stem-cell activity and breast-cell identity are important for understanding how breast tumors arise and develop into different subtypes. Ultimately, this knowledge may help the development of novel therapies targeted to specific...

2013-09-06 23:18:45

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Pituitary Hormone "Prolactin" Outside Of Brain Has Implications For Breast Cancer
2012-10-01 07:53:51

The hormone prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and then travels via the bloodstream to cells throughout the body, where it exerts multiple reproductive and metabolic effects, most notably on the breast where it is the master regulator of lactation. In recent years researchers have found that prolactin is also produced by some tissues outside the brain, however little is known about the functions of extra-pituitary prolactin or how its production is regulated in these...

2012-05-07 20:25:17

Study adds to growing health concerns about common plastic additive A new study finds that fetal exposure to the plastic additive bisphenol A, or BPA, alters mammary gland development in primates. The finding adds to the evidence that the chemical can be causing health problems in humans and bolsters concerns about it contributing to breast cancer. "Previous studies in mice have demonstrated that low doses of BPA alter the developing mammary gland and that these subtle changes increase...

Protein Assists The Spread Of Breast Cancer
2012-01-18 06:02:54

Researchers have uncovered a protein that helps some breast cancer tumors to break through their surrounding cell matrix and spread to other tissues. The protein, called hepsin, is a protease which is a class of enzymes that cuts other proteins. Proteases can be successfully targeted by drugs, providing the opportunity to target hepsin as a possible new treatment. Co-author Zena Werb, PhD, a professor of anatomy at University of California - San Francisco, said “If we could delay...

2011-06-07 22:18:11

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded studies of mammary gland development in laboratory rats fed blueberries or other foods of interest may aid breast cancer research. In an early study that has paved the way to follow-up experiments, Rosalia C. M. Simmen of the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center (ACNC) in Little Rock, Ark., has determined that several indicators of rat mammary gland health were improved in the offspring (pups) of mothers (dams) that had been fed 5 percent blueberry...

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2011-01-25 08:06:29

By Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue University Purdue University researchers have reproduced portions of the female breast in a tiny slide-sized model dubbed "breast on-a-chip" that will be used to test nanomedical approaches for the detection and treatment of breast cancer. The model mimics the branching mammary duct system, where most breast cancers begin, and will serve as an "engineered organ" to study the use of nanoparticles to detect and target tumor cells within the ducts. Sophie Lelivre,...

2010-11-09 20:52:22

Max Planck researchers discover novel mechanism for vertebrate organ development Hormones, growth factors and several proteins ensure that development occurs in the right way, at the right time. The components that cause breast development in mammals, for example, were thought to be largely known. However, as a team of scientists from Göttingen, Frankfurt and Hanover have now discovered, in the case of breast development, hormones and proteins do not account for the full story. The...

2009-06-11 23:56:21

Dioxin exposure during pregnancy can harm fast-changing breast tissue cells and that may cause some women to have trouble breast feeding, U.S. researchers said. Corresponding author B. Paige Lawrence of the University of Rochester Medical Center said dioxins are generated mostly by the incineration of municipal and medical waste, especially certain plastics. Most people are exposed through diet. Dioxins also get into the food supply when air emissions settle on farm fields and where livestock...

2008-09-16 15:00:38

ZenBio, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced that it has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant to provide a unique human primary cell system for breast cancer research. The $200,000 award from the National Institutes of Health will fund the isolation and culturing of primary human basal and luminal mammary ductal cells for the development of a donor-matched cell system. The majority of breast cancers originate in the ductal cells comprised of two main cell types: the inner...


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